NC Deputies Investigate Mosque Threats

North Carolina sheriff’s deputies are investigating threatening incidents at a Hoke County mosque.

A person of interest was taken into custody Friday morning, according to officials. Sheriff’s Detective John Kivett was reviewing incident reports and did not have any more information immediately on the person who was in custody or the charges the person would face.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington said bacon was left at the mosque Thursday. A Muslim chaplain said a man showed a gun and said he wanted to blow up the mosque and later tried to run over several people.

This is the holy month of Ramadan.

The Washington council asked state police and the FBI to investigate as a possible hate crime.

Raeford is about 20 miles southwest of Fayetteville. No injuries have been reported.